Student Conservation Association Internships


Student Conservation Association Internships


Working closely with the National Park Service and the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Student Conservation Association (SCA) has developed paid internships aimed at providing students with the mentorship and hands-on experience needed for the 21st century workforce. 

Internships are found in a wide variety of fields--education, historical preservation, resource management, visitor service, and many others--but they all have one thing in common: they promote social, personal, and academic development, and pave the way for professional success.


Ideal candidates are:

  • US citizens or permanent residents
  • Undergraduate or graduate students during the 2016-2017 academic year who self-identify as being from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds
  • Available for a 12-week summer internship
  • Open-minded, with an adventurous spirit 
  • Not necessarily experienced in conservation, but eager to learn more - all majors are welcome


Interested students can learn more at: National Park Service Academy

US Fish and Wildlife Service Career Discovery Internship Program

Targeted at first & second year students


Students participating in either of these programs will have their SCA application fee waived. Students can email to let us know they are applying and request a fee waiver. 


Candidates are encouraged to apply by February 1st, but applications will continue to be reviewed until all positions have been filled.


For more information about SCA or to search our other internship and program opportunities, please visit our website at